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Greng-jai

wordsofcourse The Thai have a word to describe that pit of the gut, heart wrenching feeling you have when life circumstances cast your thoughts into another’s shoes long enough to really see the dark side of your own demands and reflections. That all too familiar feeling has no English equivalent but in Thai, it is “Greng-jai.” The phrase literally translates to “respect others because you know what the right thing to do is” and “don’t impose or exploit, be generous, honorable, and mindful to not be at cause to or worsen another’s problems.”